by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Transport.

George Clooney & his TangoStar power is very, well, powerful. George Clooney bought the first Tango electric car after starring in Syriana. Commuter Cars, makers of the Tango, admit that this has a lot to do with why they’ve received 100 orders of the car to date. Three of those orders are going to Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin, who is also funding development of a lithium-ion battery pack for the cars.

The national exposure from Clooney, says the owner of Commuter Cars, was “very beneficial.” Also from the article:

Commuter Cars says it would need around $50 million to finish engineering work, obtain crucial Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard certification, and do the necessary tooling and preparation to begin mass-producing the car. That, it says, would enable it to lower the price of its base model to under $20,000.

Until it finds investors willing to put up that kind of money, though, it says it will continue building the cars by hand.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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